I was a businessman, but—unlike my father—I didn’t skirt the law. Dad was going to jail. The question was, when? No, I wasn’t wealthy like my father, but I supported myself. The only thing I didn’t have was love. But I couldn’t fall in love again, not with anyone. Love hadn’t been too kind to me. So, I’d turned my back on the son-of-a-bitch.
(© 2020 AC)
(Erica Orloff edited this short story. All of my short stories on Kindle are professionally edited.)
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